Corydon puts the links on SC, Clarksville
Three of the top five teams in the Mid-Southern Conference took to the Old Capital Golf Club Thursday afternoon, and host Corydon knocked off Silver Creek and Clarksville with a team score of 166. The Dragons carded a surprising 175 behind Clarksville’s 170.
Senior Panther Josh Pruett fired a 38 in nine holes of play, which included a birdie putt on the par-4, No. 5 hole and a 30-foot, downhill birdie putt on No. 9.
Sophomore Cory Schneider, playing in the No. 5 spot in the rotation, carded a surprising 41 for runner-up honors on the team. Freshman phenom Alex Zimmerman had a 42, Chase Best and Josh Wright both scored 45s, and Dustin Crawhorn marked a 48.
Corydon coach Jack Miles says this year’s club is one of the stronger ones he’s had and definitely deeper.
“I think I can subsitute nine or 10 deep, and probably the last two or three spots, depending on the day, can probably help us,” Miles said. “Obviously, you can’t play them all, but it’s nice when you have a choice like that. It helps everyone because the guys who are playing know they don’t have their spots locked up. They have to go out and earn it to play.”
Zimmerman, playing in the No. 1 position, showed signs of brilliance in his course management skills, but never found his groove.
“I know he wasn’t happy today, but he’ll play better than that. He’ll get nothing but better. I know some of these other guys are going to play better, too,” Miles said.
“It’s still early and I think we can break 160 a few times. By the end of the season and in the conference chase, I hope we’ll be in there. I know Clarksville will be, probably North Harrison and Brownstown. If we can beat those other three teams, we are going to win or be pretty close each time out.”
Silver Creek was paced by Colin Stouffer’s 41 while Clarksville leftie Jake Tyler tallied the day’s low score at 37.
Cougars improve to 7-0
North Harrison is torching the links in Southern Indiana, most recently picking up a tie-breaking win over Crawford County and West Washington on Monday at New Salisbury Golf Course.
The Cougars’ Chad (Smoothie) Miller fired a 36, with Brent Martin carding a 38, Terry Emerson and Brett Clunie 43s, and a match-winning 44 from Jon Schmidt.
Leading the way for Crawford County were Brett Ade’s 36, Brian Key’s 40, and Adam Newton’s 43.
Last week at Speed Golf Course in Sellersburg, North edged Silver Creek, 162-163.
Miller and Clunie both had 39s, Martin scored a 40, and Emerson a 44.
Colin Stouffer led the Dragons with a 40.